Sunday, October 18, 2009

British Columbia's Rory MacDonald Signs With The UFC

In a move that won't surprise MMA fans in this province, the UFC has signed one of our own, Kelowna's Rory MacDonald (9-0), to a four-fight contract. Rory most recently competed at last month's King of The Cage show in Alberta. In fact, his victory there, over fellow British Columbian Nick Hinchliffe (11-5), was the subject of one of this site's first entries. It was a dominant performance over a grizzled veteran, in Hinchliffe, who had fought in the past at weights as high as 205 lbs. It was also likely what put MacDonald on the map for the UFC.

The 20-year-old MacDonald, who captured King Of The Cage's Canadian and World light weight titles while still a teenager, remains undefeated and has finished every one of his opponents. He's expected to compete in the UFC's stacked welter weight division, but there's currently no word on when or who he'll fight first.

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